The Proposal of the European Commission for Erasmus: The Future European Programme for Education and Training, Youth and Sport


Elka Koleva[1]


Erasmus + is the Union’s programme to support action in the field of education and training, youth and sport. The current Erasmus + programme covers the period 2014-2020. A new regulatory framework is due to be adopted for the new programming period 2021-2027. To this end, the European Commission presented on 30 May 2018 a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing “Erasmus”. The future Erasmus programme maintains the effective structure of the current programme, covering the three areas already in place: Education and training, Youth and Sport. The budget proposed by the Commission for is EUR 30 billion, an increase of more than twice the budget of the current programme. The Commission proposes to focus the new programme on widening access and enhancing social inclusion and to include other new priorities such as the creation of a European Education Area and the development of transnational cooperation platforms for Vocational and Training providers. The Commission’s proposal is to be adopted under the EU’s ordinary legislative procedure. The new Erasmus programme should be launched as of 1 January 2021.


[1] European Commission, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Erasmus+ Coordination Unit.